Digestive Disease Week®

It’s All About Your Path
 Washington, D.C. & Online    May 18-21, 2024
Washington, D.C. & Online
May 18-21, 2024
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Post-DDW Resources

Thanks for a great DDW 2023! Registered attendees will continue to have access to the DDW Online platform through May 17, 2024. We can’t wait to see you next year, May 18–21, 2024.

DDW On Demand

All attendees can access all non-ticketed scientific sessions on demand through May 17, 2024.

CME & Certificate of Attendance

Learn more about claiming CME, MOC and printing a Certificate of Attendance.

ePosters

ePosters takes DDW posters online. Access all full-text abstracts and digital posters (if submitted).

Why Attend DDW?

One mission — not a one-size-fits-all approach. Follow your own path at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW), the world’s premier gathering of gastroenterology clinicians, researchers and industry. Registration is now open.

It's All About Your Discovery

Learn what your colleagues across the globe are working on, exchange ideas and spark new possibilities to pave the way for new advancements in the field.

It's All About Your Experience

A robust, self-driven program lets you take control of your curriculum, in your preferred learning format. Choose from topical lectures, hands-on workshops and more.

It's All About Your Connections

Meet with the field’s brightest minds to make lasting connections. DDW is filled with moments to engage with professionals who are equally passionate about their work.

It's All ABout Your Discovery

It's All About Your Discovery

Learn what your colleagues across the globe are working on, exchange ideas and spark new possibilities to pave the way for new advancements in the field. 

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It's All About Your Experience

It's All About Your Experience

A robust, self-driven program lets you take control of your curriculum, in your preferred learning format. Choose from topical lectures, hands-on workshops and more.

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It's All About Your Connections

Meet with the field’s brightest minds to make lasting connections. DDW is filled with moments to engage with professionals who are equally passionate about their work.

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DDW On Demand

All non-ticketed scientific sessions will be captured and available to attendees to watch after the meeting ends through DDW On Demand.

Save the Date

Use the buttons below to mark your calendar for DDW 2023: May 6-9, in Chicago, IL and online. Registration opens in January 2023

DDW News

AASLD, AGA, ASGE and SSAT trainees, students, residents and postdoctoral fellows can register for free through March 13! 

If you are the presenting author of an accepted basic science abstract, consider applying for a DDW Basic Science Travel Award! 

Keep the momentum going from the Crohn’s & Colitis Congress®! DDW 2024 will offer a variety of IBD-related programming.

Follow Your Path at DDW 2024

Follow your own path to better outcomes for patients living with GI diseases at DDW 2024. Watch to learn more about what to expect at this year’s meeting.

Preliminary Agenda

View the full DDW 2023 schedule in the DDW Mobile App. For online attendees, view the schedule of the 64 livestreamed scientific sessions.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

6 a.m.Registration
6 a.m.–5 p.m.
8 a.m.Scientific Sessions
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In-person attendees will have credentials to attend 400 original scientific sessions. Online attendees can watch four channels with 64 key scientific sessions (livestreamed). All in-person sessions will also be available on demand after DDW ends.
AGA Postgraduate Course
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Join us to explore challenging patient cases, high-impact papers and important practice updates that you can use immediately implement upon your return to the clinic. Participate in-person during the first day of DDW® or online from the comfort of your home—the choice is yours!
AASLD Basic Science Emerging Topics Conference
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Join AASLD for enlightening sessions where experts delve into groundbreaking research at the intersection of microbiome science and liver health. Participants will explore the profound impact of alcohol on liver health and how the microbiome plays a pivotal role in treating alcohol-associated liver diseases.
9:30 a.m.Poster Sessions and ePosters
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Poster Hall will be organized by DDW Tracks to allow attendees to easily find posters of interest by topic and theme. ePosters takes DDW posters online, where you can easily search at your convenience to find the latest research that interests you.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

6 a.m.Registration
6 a.m.–5 p.m.
6:30 a.m.DDW Breakfast Connections
6:30–7:45 a.m.
These are scholarly, dynamic morning discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included and space is limited.
ASGE Annual Postgraduate Course: Clinical Challenges and Real-Time Decision Making in GI Endoscopy
This annual signature ASGE event brings together experts from across the globe to present evidence-based and outcomes-driven endoscopic management of gastrointestinal and related disorders. Enjoy discussions on tools, techniques, tips and tricks to achieve your own optimal outcomes for general and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. With a mix of didactic lectures, case-based discussions, video cases and panel discussions, you can expect an interactive experience that will equip you for real-time decision making in tackling clinical challenges in your GI unit.
8 a.m.Scientific Sessions
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In-person attendees will have credentials to attend 400 original scientific sessions. Online attendees can watch four channels with 64 key scientific sessions (livestreamed). All in-person sessions will also be available on demand after DDW ends.
AASLD Basic Science Emerging Topics Conference
8 a.m.–Noon
Join AASLD for enlightening sessions where experts delve into groundbreaking research at the intersection of microbiome science and liver health. Participants will explore the profound impact of alcohol on liver health and how the microbiome plays a pivotal role in treating alcohol-associated liver diseases.
9:30 a.m.Poster Sessions and ePosters
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Poster Hall will be organized by DDW Tracks to allow attendees to easily find posters of interest by topic and theme. ePosters takes DDW posters online, where you can easily search at your convenience to find the latest research that interests you.
Exhibit Hall
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
See the latest GI innovations, access special offers, and discuss your specific needs with trusted industry partners.
World IBD Day Breakfast
Sponsored by Lilly USA
Grab a bite to eat and celebrate World IBD Day (May 19). Purple World IBD Day awareness ribbons will be passed out to the first 3,000 attendees.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor and Meet-the-Investigator Luncheons
12:30–1:45 p.m.
Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small-group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Space is limited.
4 p.m.DDW Diversity Session
4–5:30 p.m.
This session will highlight unique issues concerning diversity in the gastroenterology, hepatology and surgical fields as they relate to academia and various clinical practice settings. A reception will immediately follow.

Monday, May 20, 2024

6 a.m.Registration
6 a.m.–5 p.m.
6:30 a.m.DDW Breakfast Connections
6:30–7:45 a.m.
These are scholarly, dynamic morning discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included and space is limited.
8 a.m.Scientific Sessions
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In-person attendees will have credentials to attend 400 original scientific sessions. Online attendees can watch four channels with 64 key scientific sessions (livestreamed). All in-person sessions will also be available on demand after DDW ends.
SSAT Presidential Address and Presidential Plenary
8 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Join the SSAT in celebrating the Presidency of Vic Velanovich, MD, during the SSAT Presidential Address. This session will include an address from the president along with top papers in GI surgery featured in the 2024 program.
9:30 a.m.Poster Sessions and ePosters
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Poster Hall will be organized by DDW Tracks to allow attendees to easily find posters of interest by topic and theme. ePosters takes DDW posters online, where you can easily search at your convenience to find the latest research that interests you.
Exhibit Hall
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
See the latest GI innovations, access special offers, and discuss your specific needs with trusted industry partners.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor and Meet-the-Investigator Luncheons
12:30–1:45 p.m.
Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small-group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Space is limited.
4 p.m.DDW Shark Tank
4–5:30 p.m.
This session will be a fun, high energy and entertaining, interactive session featuring "innovators" from each society who will pitch their best scientific innovations/research. The sharks and audience will vote on the best innovation.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

6 a.m.Registration
6 a.m.–2 p.m.
6:30 a.m.DDW Breakfast Connections
6:30–7:45 a.m.
These are scholarly, dynamic morning discussions in an informal, small-group atmosphere. Breakfast is included and space is limited.
8 a.m.Scientific Sessions
8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In-person attendees will have credentials to attend 400 original scientific sessions. Online attendees can watch four channels with 64 key scientific sessions (livestreamed). All in-person sessions will also be available on demand after DDW ends.
9:30 a.m.Poster Sessions and ePosters
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Poster Hall will be organized by DDW Tracks to allow attendees to easily find posters of interest by topic and theme. ePosters takes DDW posters online, where you can easily search at your convenience to find the latest research that interests you.
Exhibit Hall
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
See the latest GI innovations, access special offers, and discuss your specific needs with trusted industry partners.
12:30 p.m.DDW Meet-the-Professor and Meet-the-Investigator Luncheons
12:30–1:45 p.m.
Participate in a scholarly, dynamic discussion in an informal, small-group atmosphere. A boxed lunch is included. Space is limited.
4 p.m.The Best of DDW 2024
4–5:30 p.m.
A discussant from each of the four societies will review the top presentations. Attend this not-to-be missed session to get an overview of the latest, best and most thought-provoking research presented at DDW.

DDW by the Numbers

13,000+

Annual DDW attendance

4,300

Oral abstract and poster presentations

400

Original lecture sessions

DDW's Sponsoring Societies

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Please be aware of rogue sites and emails that may post information for the 2024 meeting and are not affiliated with DDW. If you have questions about the authenticity of a company or email, contact DDW Administration.